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Ventura Regional Fire Safe Council

Fire Prevention Week is Oct 8 - 14

Help spread the word with the resources below from the National Fire Protection Association.


GOOD MORNING AMERICA: Must-see demo shows how to protect your home from wildfires

"ABC News’ Matt Gutman heads to the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety in South Carolina where researchers study the science of wildfires and its effects on certain house structures."


VC Board of Supervisors honors VRFSC

A win for communities across the county! The Ventura County Board of Supervisors presented VRFSC with a Proclamation in Recognition of the Ventura County Community Wildfire Protection Plans! Having this document presents a fountain of opportunity for future wildfire funding. Thank you to the support from our Board, Ventura County Fire Department, Rincon Consultants, and all the other partners that were crucial in the creation of these documents!

Community Wildfire Protection Plans

A Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) is a plan developed at the county-wide and local community level in areas at-risk of wildfire. They are created in collaboration with community members, fire agencies operating in the area, local government, and other interested stakeholders.

We are proud to announce that those plans have been signed and are officially available to the public on our website at venturafiresafe.org/cwpp.

Having this document presents a fountain of opportunity for future wildfire funding and projects that raise resiliency for our communities!

Learn more about the CWPP here!

Upcoming Events

Wildfire Town Hall: Simi Valley

October 11th!

The City of Simi Valley is putting together a Town Hall for residents to learn about all of the wildfire and emergency services related resources are available for the community. Please join us on October 11th, from 6:30-7:30 at the Simi Valley Town Center Community Room!

Download the Flyer Here


Come say hello at the VRFSC booth, we'll be located near the Agriculture Museum along Santa Barbara St! Saturday, October 21 from 11am - 3pm in Santa Paula!


October 24-26th at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

This three-day exchange will bring together a diverse community of wildfire practitioners to focus on understanding, preventing, and recovering from wildfires.


Sponsorship Opportunities are Still Available!

Come celebrate with us and help us create a Fire Safe Ventura County! Refreshments, raffle prizes, and a silent auction will take place in the main hall behind the bar. We look forward to meeting you and sharing a drink while we talk about our impact around the county.

First round is on us!


Highlighting a few of our sponsors:

Edison International's vision is to lead the transformation of the electric power industry toward a clean energy future. Through their subsidiaries, E.I. generates and distributes electric power, as well as provides energy services and technologies, including renewable energy.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Realty is a dedicated team of real estate experts and a brokerage in Ventura County ready to customize and deliver a refined home buying and selling experience distinguished by the highest standards of integrity, expertise, and sophistication.

Fire Aside is the platform that helps communities adapt to wildfire by offering a software that makes it easy for residents to make informed decisions on home hardening and defensible space.

Sponsorship Opportunities Are Still Available!


Other Announcements

Grant funding from CAL FIRE

We are excited to share that we've secured a substantial four-year grant of roughly $3 Million that will drive our "Ventura County Education and Fuels Mitigation Initiative", aiming to bolster the safety of our vulnerable, high-fire-risk communities through three key strategies: Education, Firewise Development, and Fuels Treatment.

We are excited to bring more resources into Ventura County and, with CAL FIRE's support, are dedicated to creating a safer future for our communities.

Grant funding from California Fire Safe Council

Additionally, we are thrilled to announce that our organization has been awarded a generous one-year grant of $500,000 from the California Fire Safe Council for our project, "Unity and Preparedness Through Defensible Space." This initiative is dedicated to bolstering wildfire resilience within Ventura County's most vulnerable communities. Through a combination of education and no-cost defensible space treatment, we are committed to making a lasting impact on the safety and well-being of our community members. This grant will empower us to work tirelessly towards a safer and more resilient Ventura County, protecting lives and properties from the ever-present threat of wildfires.

Keep an eye out for opportunities for defensible space assistance in the near future!

SCE Wildfire Mitigation Efforts

Did you know, Southern California Edison (SCE) has wildfire specific fact sheets and resources that could help inform you when making important emergency decisions? Check out their resource page at sce.com/mitigation and other fact sheets here.

Wildfire is coming, are you prepared?

Give Back for a Bigger Impact

Please consider a contribution to our organization so that we can continue providing free services to the community and prepare as much of Ventura County as possible for impending wildfire. We are not safe until all of our communities and neighborhoods are safe. There are many homeowners and communities in Ventura County who simply cannot afford to do the work themselves; it is crucial for all of us to be able to help those less fortunate. Your support will allow us to continue providing free assessments, chipping services, brush clearance, educational workshops, and so much more. We do not take this responsibility lightly and thank you for entrusting us with your support.

VRFSC is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization and your contribution is tax deductible. 

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